• Wevr Raises $25M, Announces Cross-Platform VR Content Network

    Wevr Raises $25M, Announces Cross-Platform VR Content Network

    It’s a question on a lot of entrepreneurs’ minds: will the virtual reality space need replica networks for everything? Will the unique input and interface needs of VR lead to there being a Facebook for VR, a Twitch for VR and a Gmail for VR? Well today, Wevr is launching a private beta of Transport, a video platform that may have the potential to be the YouTube for virtual… Read More

  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    This week, Alphabet surpassed Apple as the most valuable public company in the world, China released HD true-color photos of the moon, and IBM made three acquisitions. Here are the stories to catch you up on this week’s tech news. Read More

  • Bay Area Airbnb Hosts Get Less Than They Bargained For During The Big Game Crunch Network

    Bay Area Airbnb Hosts Get Less Than They Bargained For During The Big Game

    As Super Bowl 50 draws near, some Airbnb hosts are hoping for a substantial payout. Crazy listings are popping up – this home is going for $6000 a night. If that’s out of your price range, how about sharing a room for only $1300 per night? The thought process seems solid – an estimated million people descending on the already housing-strained San Francisco Bay area. With… Read More

  • ZIRX Drops Its Consumer Valet Service To Focus On The Enterprise

    ZIRX Drops Its Consumer Valet Service To Focus On The Enterprise

    ZIRX, an on-demand valet startup, is shutting down its consumer service at the end of the month, according to an email that the company sent out to ZIRX members today. The company confirmed the move in a blog post. However, the company isn’t shutting down. ZIRX is shifting its focus to its enterprise service while shuttering its consumer valet service on February 29. In short… Read More

  • CODE2040 CEO Calls For More Transparency, Accountability And Cultural Changes In Tech

    Tech companies have gotten better about disclosing their diversity data, but there are still a ton of companies that haven’t done so. In the reports that do exist, what’s often missing are insights around retention rates, which can be good indicators of a company’s culture and what it’s like to actually work there. I recently sat down with CODE2040 CEO Laura… Read More

  • What To Expect At The 9th Annual Crunchies

    Is this your first time attending the Crunchies? Well you’re in for a real treat. Even if you’ve been before, we’ve put together a guide detailing exactly what you can expect at this year’s show, and tips on how to prepare your night accordingly. You can meet the nominees and learn more about what the categories represent here. Read More

  • One Medical Acquires Rise, A Nutrition Coaching App

    One Medical Acquires Rise, A Nutrition Coaching App

    Much of Rise CEO Suneel Gupta and One Medical CEO Tom Lee’s first interactions happened in front of a whiteboard at the One Medical offices after the pair were introduced by mutual investor Google Ventures. “I was very much interested in what the patient experience was happening behind the scenes,” Gupta said. “They were interested in what was happening behind the… Read More

  • Augmented Reality Helmet Startup Daqri Nabs Former SpaceX, Qualcomm And Virgin Group Execs

    Augmented Reality Helmet Startup Daqri Nabs Former SpaceX, Qualcomm And Virgin Group Execs

    The augmented reality space is hot and getting hotter, especially among enterprise companies looking to redesign the experience of the onsite employee of the future. Daqri, an AR smart helmet startup, is growing its leadership board significantly today while it continues testing its device. The company is adding three new executive positions today: Mike Lynch, who most recently tackled… Read More

  • Glu Mobile Pins Its Hopes On New Taylor Swift Game

    Glu Mobile Pins Its Hopes On New Taylor Swift Game

    Glu Mobile, the mobile gaming company behind recent app store hits like the once-viral “Kim Kardashian” Hollywood,” and who recently took a stake in top trivia game QuizUp, is hoping it has another potential breakout title on its hands thanks to a newly announced deal with pop star, Taylor Swift. According to news unveiled this week, Taylor and Glu will work together over… Read More

  • BlackBerry Confirms Job Cuts At Waterloo HQ And Florida Manufacturing Facility

    BlackBerry Confirms Job Cuts At Waterloo HQ And Florida Manufacturing Facility

    It looks like John Chen is swinging the axe at BlackBerry. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it let go “a small number of employees… in Waterloo and Sunrise, FL”. Update: BlackBerry updated its statement and now says 200 people were laid off. This comes after a report by the Global And Mail that the befallen smartphone maker cut 75 jobs at its Florida manufacturing… Read More

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